• @ichabod I’m a fan of the Netflixs Marvel TV shows, and one thing I like about episodes mades specifically for the platform is the irregular run times. It’s not usually more than a few minutes, but it feels as though if they felt an episode had to be 53 minutes, it’s 53 minutes, if they felt this particular episode was a 46 minute story, they did…[Read more]

  • @magickirin I see where you’re coming from with Graham not moving on – but I disagree. At the beginning he decided to travel with The Doctor while standing in his now empty flat talking to Grace in his head. So yes, there is a degree of avoidance, of not wanting to stay in the place where he spent, it appears, the happiest but much too short time…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ichabod that’s a good point, and after all, in his final season, 12 was a professor. And what did we call people with that job at Polytechnics before they got turned into universities? Lecturers.

    I think sex/gender is affecting how some people respond to theDoctor. I’ve seen her accused of ‘hectoring’ a grieving father (for telling his blind…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @everyone – but aren’t we all, in our way, a little bit @cumquat? Or isn’t there at least, a little @cumquat inside us all?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    So, while waiting for the New Years Day episode (and dreading the approaching Who-less year that will follow. And hoping the BBC/Netflixs keep the old episodes on their platforms for the duration) I’ve been thinking a lot about Ryan.

    Graham was, rightly, for many people the stand out character and people have noted how his relationship with R…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @cumquat I can only apologise (and thus compound the wrong) but, like @idiotsavon, I can only say, I try, but I fail. For example, while I flexed my fingers over my laptop with the purpose of pouring out a torrent of abuse in response to your posting, I have all but lost control of my fingers which insist on asking you:

    Really five Basset…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip yes that was interesting from Yaz. Graham, quite reasonably, struggled. Ryan felt right away his gran wouldn’t have wanted that, especially not for Graham. Meanwhile Yaz was seriously making that calculation. This series the character development quite understandably focused on the two people who had just lost someone they loved.…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip absolutely. I really think her objection in the first episode was about the human (can’t remember his name – Colin?) who tried to kill Tim Shaw, it was more for his sake, the effect that killing another being has on a person.

    It would have destroyed Graham. The spellchecker on here wanted to change my misspelling to ‘distorted’ and…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @psychossassin I would assume an auton doesn’t count as a life form? They’re non organic and automated by a disembodied consciousness.

  • @bluesqueakpip hope – and Grace. Never such a well named character. I’ve kept thinking, through this series, of this line ‘Justice is getting what you deserve. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve.’ You can give out justice, you can dispense mercy, or you can bestow grace.

  • It’s an arc, though, it’s an arc. Tim Shaw returns, and with him the idea of the consequences of actions. This series has focused on the consequences of actions in the past, this Doctor has been very aware of this – here we see her confronted with the consequences of her actions full stop, at any moment in time.

    Graham and Ryan have passed the…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @arch I get what you say about Sci-Fi. As @bluesqueakpip has pointed out, it’s a very fairy tale take on sci-fi in this episode. Proper fairy tales, and the solitrect is of a particular take of fairies, that is, sometimes they’re evil, sometimes they’re just powerful and wistful, and want to play but don’t understand and are dangerous.

    The show…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @seeoswald I’d say that was hands down the best episode of the series. It’s even managed to somewhat impress  some critics of the series, including two very different (can’t emphasise their difference enough) posters on this forum.

    So it’s interesting that you say that because broadly the consensus seems to be that the series has improved in the…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @bluesqueakpip thanks for posting this, rumours she was only doing one series were everywhere and I honestly think that would be a terrible outcome. Not just because I like what she’s doing as the Doctor.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @nerys – I think it might the the third time I’ve posted it on this site. I tend to have it primed and ready to go wherever I go to discuss this season. Feels a little sad that it’s needed.

    We do indeed. Because we’re not on a ladder or staircase of progress, it’s more like an Escher picture. Or an escalator where the steps keep turning into a…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @magickirin the original members (including @bluesqueakpip) can only be amused at someone using the word snowflake in that manner of insult here. This forum was created out of the dying embers of a comment thread for The Snowmen.

    It was also created as a place to discuss Doctor Who – including disagreeing, strongly, about episodes and eras of…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @bluesqueakpip @kevinwho – something to do with the ‘Timeless Child’, something buried in her memories?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @bluesqueakpip I completely agree, and I can see a good reason for this, because I can see a good reason why the number of regenerations was capped at 12. It could simply be a fact that huge and powerful as Time Lord brains are, the memory of so many personalities, with all their loves still locked inside you, carrying on all those emotions is a…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16 or to put it even more succinctly: wobbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    Headache.

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